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Perhaps a bit off topic, but does anyone know what DirecTv is doing in regards to HD boxes when they make the switch to new satellites (which I think is in the near future)?

I was a subscriber but switched over to cable, so I have a HD dish on my roof and a HD reciever downstairs along with a few standard ones.

Are they upgrading the boxes for free for subscribers or anything like that?

I am curious as going back is an option when my current promotion ends (I was not unhappy with them, cable just offerred a great deal) but also am curious as to whether or not I'll wind up with an obsolete box.

If anyone has heard anything I'd appreciate any info.